Company's SAM1600 Family of Analog to Digital Converters, with Integrated Signal Compression, Received Electronic Products' Product of The Year Award for 2008; Samplify's Prism(TM) Lossless Data Compression Technology Named EDN Hot 100 Products of 2008
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Samplify Systems, Inc., a provider of mixed-signal compression solutions for intelligent data conversion, is pleased to announce it has received top honors from industry leading publications Electronic Products Magazine and EDN Magazine.
According to Tom Sparkman, president and CEO of Samplify, "2008 was really a banner year for our aggressive startup. Samplify evolved into a high-performance, mixed-signal semiconductor company by developing a world-class data converter and combining it with our Prism(TM) signal compression technology. It's gratifying to have two such highly regarded industry publications validate Samplify's hard work to bring this breakthrough converter technology to market in less than one year."
About Prism(TM) Compression and the SAM1600 Family
Samplify's Prism(TM) signal compression algorithm provides a cost-effective and power-saving alternative to brute force hardware approaches to transport and store large amounts of sampled data within systems. Samplify's SAM1600 family of ADCs deliver twice the channel density and nearly half the power of competing solutions. With these products, Samplify provides a complete, end-to-end compression solution which also includes the Samplify for FPGA and Samplify for Windows decompression engines.
The SAM1600 family includes the SAM1610, SAM1605, and SAM1600. The 16-channel SAM1610 and 8-channel SAM1605 combine 12-bit, 45/65 Msample/sec ADCs with Samplify's patented Prism(TM) signal compression and patent-pending port concentration technology. The SAM1610/00 have 16 truly independent ADC channels, keeping crosstalk below the noise floor of the ADC. In contrast, the signal to noise ratio (SNR) of pseudo-16 channel devices, which time-share an ADC across two analog input channels, is limited by crosstalk. Samplify's Prism(TM) compression engine and port concentration technology reduces the number of LVDS outputs from sixteen to as few as four in some applications. For systems not yet ready to exploit the benefits of compression, Samplify offers the SAM1600 in a traditional ADC configuration, allowing designers to take full advantage of the SAM1600's higher channel density and lower power. The SAM1600 can also be configured as two independent octal ADCs with separate frame and clock outputs to maintain compatibility with legacy FPGA or ASIC beamforming designs. All members of the SAM1600 family are packaged in a 12 mm by 12 mm 196 ball grid array.
The Prism(TM) compression engine in the SAM1610/05 is fully compatible with Samplify's existing FPGA intellectual property (IP) and software-based decompression blocks, enabling compression to be used throughout the entire signal chain. Prism(TM) compression modes include:
About Samplify Systems
Samplify Systems, Inc. is a fabless mixed-signal semiconductor company that combines high performance analog with sophisticated digital processing to deliver a new class of intelligent data converters. Samplify provides the only real-time lossless and lossy compression solutions for high-speed sampled data systems. Delivering simply the bits that matter(R), Samplify's Prism(TM) compression technology turbo-charges the I/O subsystem of Samplify data converters, reducing bandwidth and storage bottlenecks in DSP systems without the power, area, and cost of brute-force hardware solutions. Samplify targets real-time embedded applications in medical imaging, wireless, defense, communications, and industrial markets. Samplify Systems is a privately held company based in Santa Clara, CA with over $11M in investment from Charles River Ventures and Formative Ventures.
Prism(TM) is a trademark and simply the bits that matter(R) is a registered trademark of Samplify Systems.
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